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Shopping Tips for Buying Clothes in Vietnam
Are you going to Vietnam in order to buy clothes with popular world famous brand names?

Certainly not (recommended)!

Trendy or brand name clothes are often sold at an outrageous price, even for some with the tag "made in Vietnam" on it. Imagine the import tax + Vietnam sale tax + the supreme rental cost in Vietnam added all together. So what advice there is for those hunting for some good new pants or tees?

In Vietnam, clothes are sold in three main areas, including shopping centers, local markets, and small shops along streets. If you have nothing to worry about your purse and care much about the quality of your clothes, it is advisable to orient towards shopping malls, nowhere else.

Shopping malls are located mostly in big cities in Vietnam, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Phong, Danang and the likes. In shopping malls, apart from high-end clothes, you still have a chance to grasp clothes of your taste with reasonable prices and of good quality, which are of Vietnamese popular domestic brands such as Blue Exchange, N&M, Canifa and Ninomaxx. Nem is a Vietnamese brand but its price is as costly as other international brands (expect $70 for a decent dress). Prices in shopping malls are fixed, thus your obsession with bargaining would be completely eliminated.

To save your money, it is suggested to go to local markets and make full use of your smile and bargaining tips to get the best deal. Almost all clothes items sold at local markets are made in China with low quality. Moreover, almost all shops in local markets have no place for you to try on clothes, so it could be quite inconvenient to find your best suit. Yet, sometimes, luckily, you could catch clothes of acceptable quality and in trendy designs. Just keep in mind that you have rights to bargain and you should not miss the chance to do that.

Saigon Square in Ho Chi Minh City and Nga Tu So Market in Hanoi are favorite local markets for shop lovers. Yet, as foreigners, you had better to avoid going to Nga Tu So Market because only local shopping experts could survive with bargains in this market.

Inside Saigon Square - a so-called shopping heaven in Ho Chi Minh City

Night Market in Hanoi

If you are not fond of local markets, its ambience as well as its inconvenience, clothing shops scattering on streets could meet your demands. Shops with Made in Vietnam signboards would be your ideal choice as their clothes are of quite good materials, in elegant designs and at reasonable prices. Better still, they have your size as almost all of their products are made for exporting.

Below are some addresses of some authentic Made in Vietnam shops in Hanoi: 58 Ba Trieu, 7A Cha Ca, 20 Hang Thung, 56 Quan Thanh, 193 Giang Vo, 65 Tran Nhan Tong, 266 Tay Son, 162 Ton Duc Thang, 89 Cau Giay, 275 Bach Mai, M2 55C Ly Thuong Kiet…


M2 fashion mall - Made in Vietnam outlet

Shops of Vietnamese names or with English names that sound funny such as” Boys”, “Vietnamese Name+ Mode”, “Vietnamese name+ Fashion” and the likes often display and sell clothes made in China, and the quality as well as the price are also “better” than those sold at local markets.

Yet, in some shops, despite of their showy façade, their clothes are no more than a collection of clothes sold at local markets. Vietnamese popular domestic bands also have their own stores laid on crowded streets.
Tailor-made Shoes in Hoi An
You are anxious about having your own handmade shoes with the reasonable price while walking around, contemplating ancient architecture and enjoying the most mouth-watering cuisines. Hoi An is welcoming you!

Wait a minute.

What are you worrying about? Where you could get the most quality handmade items, where you are going to be treated like a VIP and where you are not fooled by unscrupulous shop owners are questions well worth being on your top list.

In Hoi An, shoes shops catch your eyes on every corner. They provide you with a massive catalogue and you would certainly feel confused. You are free to pick whatever style you want as a large number of wonderful copies of expensive designer shoes are available. Then, you are able to choose every aspect of your shoes, ranging from the color of the leather to the type of buckle and sole.

An imprint of your feet, after that, would be taken to make sure that your shoes will fit you well. If your feet could not fit in any pair of mass produced shoes, these shoes shops would be ideal destinations for you. However, beware of the fact as pairs of shoes in Hoi An only cost you 10 to 40 USD (depending on leather types, designs) compared to 300-400 USD in your own countries, therefore, the design is maybe good but the quality of leather is somewhat acceptable.

Although in Hoi An, you have to wait only 24 hours to have a pair of shoes done, you are supposed to order them in advance to avoid being in a rush, especially when you find your shoes not living up to your expectations and need some modifications. It is advisable to make a bargain in every shop.

1. Friendly shop

Address: 18 Tran Phu Street | 15b Hoang Dieu street Hoi an, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 935211382 | (+84) 235394378
Website: http://shoeshop-hoian.com

One of the most famous shoes shop in Hoi An is the Friendly shop. It is a relative large shoe shop which provides a large ion of premade shoes located in the old town of Hoi An. The sell girls here are very friendly and comfortable, so is the price, that’s why its name is Friendly. It also provides custom-made shoes service with almost every designs you ever desire. Friendly Shop is special because it’s the only shop that refunds money if you are not satisfied with the shoes. You can choose design on internet, using the computer or browse the catalogues. In 12h, you will get your shoes to measure.

2. Linh shoe shop

Address: 16 tran phu street
Tel: 0510 3861 974
Website: https://linhshoeshop.wordpress.com

linh shoe shop, hoi an

This is a small shop in the middle of the tourist street in Hoi An. This is a great little shoe shop in Hoi An that tailor-makes custom shoes to your specifications overnight. Here you can make a bargain easily and the price is relative low while the quality is acceptable. Sole and stitching quality that surely you cannot find in the West with such price. It also sells slippers in real leather at a amusingly low price.

3. An Nam shoe shop

Address : 647 Hai Ba Trung street, Minh An, Hoi An
Tel: (+84) 97 614 36 96
an nam shoe shop, hoi an

Another recommended shoe shop is An Nam shoe shop. This shop is also popular to many tourists , they really like the service as well as the quality and the design of shoes here. This is one of their opinion on tripadvisor : “An Nam Shoes Shop is a small shoe shop ran by a very nice couple who speak English very well compared to other locals. The shoes are handmade from leathers you choose according to a design by your choice. Don’t be afraid to insist on a better quality shoe sole and heel! It might cost a little more but your shoes will last longer. I’ve tried making shoes in several places in my various trips to Hoi An and this shop is the best – very nice people, good prices and great shoes” – Noa I from Israel.

With 10 years of experience in shoe making industry, and a staff of more than 10 skillful shoe-makers, they are readily to serve you with highest quality and in shortest time. Two lines of leather footwear are produced at our shop: 1. QUALITY SHOES: High quality and rapidly made within between 4 hours and 12 hours after your order. Competitive Price.2. SUPER SHOES: Super quality. Two days at least after your order. One-year warranty for adhesive problems.

4. 09 shoe shop

Address: 65 tran hung dao street

Website 09shoeshop.com

Tel: (+84) 510 3863 573

This shoe shop is run by a young girl named Lucky assisted by her Niece and her boyfriend. Lucky speaks good English and is extremely helpful. The reason this shoe shop is different to the many other in the Hoi An area is their honesty and customer service. They also gave you tips about site seeing in the Hoi an area and about various restaurants. When you visit them, bring along a print out of the style of shoes you would like to get made and they will tailor them for your – perfect fitting, great quality leather and good friendly service. What more would you want? The number 9 symbol for the happiness which is the reason for the shop name – not the address.

5. Yaly couture

Address : 385 nguyen duy hieu street

Website Yaly couture

Tel: +84 235 3914 995

Yaly is one of the biggest tailor shop in hoi an. It is very wel-known not only for its clothes , but also its shoe. Each pair of customized shoes from Yaly Couture is hand-stitched and is of the best material. As with all of the customized clothing from this reputable Hoi an tailor, all work is done in-house to control the quality of the work. The people here are very good at what they do. That is why they are the biggest in Hoi An. But service is personal and never hurried. Yaly is a good place to go for items that require attention to detail: apparel with sequins, ruffles, multiple layers of fabric, etc. They do a decent job of replicating designer dresses, blouses, and pants, but make sure to bring them as many photos as you can of the desired item.

6. Loc Phuoc shoe shop

Address : 45 tran phu street
Telephone : (+84) 510 391 1969

Loc Phuoc shoe shop makes a top quality shoes in a very reasonable price. Their service is really good and sell girls are very friendly and enthusiasm. The custom copied shoes are awesome, and seem to be holding up. Probably best to stick to simple designs without heels.

7. The First Shoes Shop

Address :275 Nguyen Duy Hieu Street

It is a bit out of the town centre but quite close to The Life resort. The shop assistants speak excellent English and have a keen sense of fashion. Services are excellent as they are obliging with alternation requests although most of the time, customers are happy with their shoes after the first fitting.

All the shoe shops in Hoi an will make custom shoes for you. The greatest concentration of shoe stores is along Hoang Dieu Street, where there are at least eight (small) stores in a row. You can ask them to make you a style that you see there, or one in a catalogue or picture. You can choose the material, color and type of base. While some shops may work from conventional sizing, most will simply trace an outline of your foot and take some measurements. As with the custom clothes, the fabrication is usually done a little outside of town, or at least in an area with lower rent costs.
Hoi An Central Market
Address: Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets, Hoi An, Vietnam

Description:
If you wish to experience the unique Asian markets in Vietnam, Central Market in Hoi An is definitely a nice place to come. As typical local market, the products here are predominantly food with seafood section closest to the water. There are also fresh fruits, vegetables as well as many kinds of prepared meals if you’re confident to try. When bargaining, don’t hesitate to suggest about half the price and continue to work towards an agreement. Just walk on and smile to avoid the hassled by the stall holders. 
Southern Silk
Address: 682 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: (+84)-510-3915-925
Email: southernsilkha@yahoo.com.vn

Description
As a professional business, Southern Silk Shop always prides itself on its professionalism of its highly skilled tailor with extremely accurate manual tailoring process. You could expect your sophisticated and elegant garments within a few days at a acceptable prices and with the help of the knowledgeable staff here.
Kim Nhung Silk
Address: 156 Nguyen Truong To, Hoi An, Vietnam 
Tel: (+84) 5103- 927-135
Website: http://www.hoiantailorkimnhungsilk.com
Email: hoiankimnhungsilk@gmail.com

Description:
Kim Nhung has a convenient position in Hoi An as it locates right at the central part. The first impression you probably have here is the hospitability and friendliness of the staff here who whole-heartedly give out suggestions. It also guarantees to make the finest products with consistently updated styles at attractive prices, just as their motto “Prestige, Quality, Fashion and Relevant Price.”
Friendly Shop
Address: 18 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Vietnam 
Tel: (+84) 935211382
Website: http://shoeshop-hoian.com

Description:
Friendly Shop is a relatively large shoes shop in Hoi An which provides a large ion of premade shoes. It also provides custom-made shoes service with almost every designs you ever desire. As suggested in the name, the adorable sell girls here are extremely friendly, and its prices are “friendly” also.

friendly shoe hoi an
friendly shoe hoi an
Customized shoes and bags at Friendly shop

Linh Shoes Shop

Address: 16 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam 
Website: http://linhshoeshop.wordpress.com

Description:
Linh Shoe Shop is a relatively small shop in the middle of the tourist streets in Hoi An. Everything here is made to order and it explains for the age-old shoes on the shelf, so don’t let them mislead you. You can totally have your old favorite yet past due-date shoes made here with top-notch leather, sole and stitching quality that surely you cannot find in the West with such price. Bargaining here is also an easy and interesting process. It also sells slippers in real leather at a amusingly low price.

linh shoe shop, hoi an
linh shoe shop, hoi an

Hoi An 41 Silk Shop
Address: 41 Le Loi St, Hoi An, Vietnam 
Tel: (+84) 235 3862 164
Web: http://hoian41silk.com


Description:
Hoi An 41 Silk Shop is an unusual silk shop which possesses an incredible collection of traditional from hand woven sleeping mats, textile, pottery and lacquer ware. It uses real live silkworms which are brought up through various stages of maturity, helping reveal the origin and treatment of this unique, traditional fabric. Contemporary artistic creations can also be found here.



Khoi Tailor

Address: 45 Tran Hung Dao St, Hoi An, Vietnam 
Tel: +84-235 3861 113

Description:
As a family-own business, Khoi Custom Tailor strives to meet all customer’s needs and wants. There products are of good quality, yet what set the shop apart from others is its affordable and very competitive price. The staff here is easily accessible and is pleasant to deal with – they will be helpful and accommodate you with suggested designs, materials, fittings and changes.

khoi tailor, hoi an
Yaly Hoi An
Shop 1: 47 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Quang Nam province | Tel: (+84) 235 2212 474
Shop 2: 47 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Quang Nam province | Tel:(+84) 235 3861 119
Shop 3: 358 Nguyen Huy Hieu, Hoi An, Quang Nam province | Tel:(+84) 235 3914 995

Description:
If you are the kind who is attentive for the details such as apparel with sequins, ruffles, multiple layers of fabric, etc. Yaly Couture is the tailor shop for you. It can make decent replicate of famous designed dresses, blouses and pants from your photos. You could also bring your desired materials from the Western world for the shop to make high quality clothes. You also should expect at least three to four days in Hoi An for your clothing to be made.

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Yaly Couture Shops with unique design outside
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